Edouard Dujardin (2687 words)

Édouard Dujardin’s modest renown in the history of 19th-century French literature owes little to what he was most known for in his lifetime. In the 1880s, he was famed for his prowess as an avant-garde editor whose accomplishments included the foundation of the Revue wagnérienne, a publication that spearheaded the nascent Symbolist movement. Today, he is rather remembered as a minor novelist who happened to be a great formal innovator. This shift in reputation stemmed from the interest of James Joyce and his fellow modernists, who rediscovered Dujardin’s contributions as a fiction writer more than thirty years after his first novel, Les Lauriers sont coupés (1887), had been written and r…

Heck, Adeline. "Edouard Dujardin". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 31 January 2017
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